25 July 2018

‘Exceptional mix’ on shortlist for Wood Awards 2018 

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TRADA is proud to sponsor this competition, which promotes outstanding design, craftmanship and installation in the world’s only natural sustainable material.  

 

Twenty exceptional buildings and twelve furniture and product projects have been nominated for this year’s award. The judges reviewed applications in a variety of categories including: Commercial & Leisure, Education & Public Sector, Interiors, Private and Small Projects. 

 

TRADA’s Rupert Scott says: “TRADA is a passionate supporter of the Wood Awards, which showcases Britain’s exceptional timber talent in design, craftsmanship and installation.  Each year we are blown away by the world-class quality of entrants and look forward to seeing even more outstanding timber structures, furniture and product designs in this year’s competition.”

 

The buildings judging panel was led by three-time Gold Award winner Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry. The panel includes Andrew Lawrence, Arup; Adam Richards, Adam Richards Architects; Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Nathan Wheatley, engenuiti; David Morley, David Morley Architects; Jim Greaves, Hopkins; and architectural journalist Ruth Slavid. They will visit all the shortlisted projects in person, making this a uniquely rigorous competition. 

 

Eight bespoke and production, as well as four student designs have also been selected by the judges for the Furniture and Product category, led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius. The panel includes Oliver Stratford, editor of Disegno magazine; Russell Pinch of Pinch Design; Eleanor Lakelin, maker and winner of the 2017 Bespoke category; Katie Walker of Katie Walker Furniture; and Rod Wales of Wales & Wales. 

 

The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand: 13.3, Hall: H13), Old Truman Brewery, 20th- 23rd September,  where you can cast your ballot box vote for the public’s elected winner in Student Design category.  Our friendly team will be on hand to answer your timber-related questions and explain how TRADA membership can help makers of bespoke items in wood for the exterior and interior of buildings or external landscaping.

 

Winners will be revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 20th November by ceremony host David Hopkins, Director of the Timber Trade Federation.  

 

SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

Buildings

Commercial & Leisure

CITY OF LONDON FREEMEN’S SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL, Ashtead by Hawkins Brown

FALLAHOGEY STUDIO, Londonderry by McGarry-Moon Architects

THE MACALLAN DISTILLERY & VISITOR EXPERIENCE, Charlestown of Aberlour by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE & EDDINGTON NURSERY, Cambridge by MUMA

 

Education & Public Sector

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATRE & NEW RECITAL HALL, London by Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd

SULTAN NAZRIN SHAH CENTRE, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects

STREATHAM & CLAPHAM HIGH SCHOOL, London by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture

WEST COURT, Cambridge by Niall McLaughlin

WOODLAND CLASSROOMS, BELVUE SCHOOL, Northolt by Studio Weave

 

Interiors

61amr, London by WIDGER architectures

BARBICAN MEZZANINE, London by Francisco Sutherland Architects

THE DEPARTMENT STORE, BRIXTON, London by Squire and Partners

THE VORTEX, BLOOMBERG, London by Foster + Partners

MARIE’S WARDROBE, London by Tsuruta Architects

 

Private

BLACKHEATH HOUSE, London by Walker Bushe Architects

KENT DOWNS HOUSE, Sevenoaks by McLean Quinlan Architects

OLD SHED NEW HOUSE, North Yorkshire by Tonkin Liu

 

Small Projects

DEWSBURY ROAD, London by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects

KUDHVA, Cornwall by New British Design

LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!, Berrington Hall, Leominster by Studio Morison

 

Furniture and Products

Bespoke

BLACK TRINE VARIATIONS by John Makepeace

CLEFT by Peter Marigold/Hinoki Kougei

GYC#1 by David Gates

MYCELIUM AND TIMBER by Sebastian Cox Ltd

 

Production

BALLOT CHAIR by Barber & Osgerby

THE LASTRA COLLECTION by Emile Jones Ltd

OVO FURNITURE RANGE by Foster + Partners

PASSAGE TABLE by Frank

 

Student Designer

ARNE by Alexander Worsfold

DIGI-WEAVE SHOE CABINET by Tom Morgan

OBJEKT BORD by Ellen Rose Svenningsen

SUPER DESK by Ben Smith

 

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  • You can view the shortlisted projects here.